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Thomas, West Virginia - Basic Facts

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The City of Thomas had a population of 559 as of July 1, 2016. Thomas ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Thomas is located at latitude 39.1449 and longitude -79.4954 in Tucker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Thomas (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Tucker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3,035 feet.

The City of Thomas (GNIS ID: 2390662) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Thomas is located within Fairfax District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tucker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Thomas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Thomas, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 559
Population in Households 491
Population in Familes 359
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 125
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 239
Average Household Size 2.05
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 345 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (30.7%)
Median Home Value $105,303
Average Home Value $118,343


Median Household Income $30,498
Average Household Income $38,585
Per Capita Income $18,131
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.75% -0.62%
Households -0.91% -0.59%
Families 0.49% -0.76%
Median Household Income   0.05%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Thomas, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thomas to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 233 43rd
Population Density1 # 383 6th
Diversity Index2 # 396 2nd
Median Household Income # 319 21st
Per Capita Income # 317 22nd

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